Hunting Knives – Options and Opinions

On this page We’ll go over the various types of hunting knives available and offer our insight into what will be the best knife for your hunting adventures.

Hunting Knife Varieties


Caping Knives

Buck caping knife for hunting

Folding Knives

folding knives

Skinning Knives

Skinning knife

 Gut Hook

A gut hook knife for helping you gut deer and other big game.


Bowie knife is a great hunting tool. Learn more about them here.

 Hunting Saws

A hunting saw is a nessecity for most hunters.

Hunting knives are a key to having a successful hunt. Once you’ve got the animal on the ground, that’s when the work begins. If you don’t have the proper knife, you’ll regret it. The knife selection table above is sure to give you insight into what type of blade you need to achieve your goal. If you’re hunting trophy game a caping knife could be a very welcome addition to your waistband or your backpack. Looking to skin the entire animal after your hunt? A great skinning knife is sure to make it a simple job, especially if you are intending on having that cape tanned to hang on your wall.

Quality Materials Make a Huge Difference

If you don’t think there’s a difference between a $9.99 hunting knife and one that costs a bit more you are sadly mistaken. I’ve owned a lot of great hunting blades throughout he years, but I have also used some cheapies. Cheap knives will get the job done, but they won’t do it well—not for long anyway.. They will become dull at the first sign of hitting bone becoming no better than a butter knife. Don’t get me wrong here! There are plenty of uses for less than perfect knives. I’m just trying to explain the difference so you can decide what avenue you’d like to take.